Browsing articles in "Yoga Poses"

Pose of the Month: Warrior I (Virabhadrasana I)

May 3, 2018   //   by Nicolette   //   Pose of the Month, The Blog, Yoga Poses  //  No Comments

Warrior I

This month’s pose is Warrior I.

You likely experience it several times during a Flow (Vinyasa) yoga class.

Find out about Warrior I:

  •      benefits
  •      cues
  •      modifications
  •      variations
  •      contraindications

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Ashtanga Yoga

Apr 26, 2018   //   by Charon   //   The Blog, Yoga Poses, Yoga Practice  //  No Comments

AshtangaWelcome to our Yoga Type series!

 Yoga is steeped in history and tradition. It began over 5,000 years ago.  Several different types of yoga have emerged and each offer their own unique practice.  Our newest series will explore various yoga practices.

Jess, a Yoga District teacher, explores the ancient tradition of Ashtanga Yoga and how it does not need to be an intimidating practice.

Feel free to attend one of our Ashtanga inspired classes (listed in post) and Jess’s upcoming workshop:

Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga Workshop @ H Street

  • Saturday May 5th, 3:30-5:30 pm

Sign up here for the the workshop.

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Pose of the Month: Downward Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)

Mar 5, 2018   //   by Nicolette   //   Pose of the Month, The Blog, Yoga Poses  //  No Comments

downward dog

Welcome to our new series! Each month we will be highlighting a different yoga pose.

See what each pose does for your body, mind and how it could deepen your yoga practice.

This month features a pose you likely experience several times during a yoga class.

Find out about Downward Dogbenefits, cues, modifications, variations, and contraindications!

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The Teachers

The diverse family of DC yoga teachers at Yoga District are dedicated to making yoga accessible to everyone through a huge variety of yoga class types, from vinyasa flow to restorative and beyond. Most Yoga District teachers are graduates of Yoga District’s nationally-attended 200 hour teacher training program. All Yoga District classes focus on coordinating breath with body movement to promote flexibility, strength, and peace of mind. We strongly believe in yoga as therapy, so catch one of our classes whenever you need a healthy dose of self-care.
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The Next Step

The Yoga District 200 and 500 hour teacher training certification programs, registered by the Yoga Alliance are unique in their emphasis on diversity of teaching styles studied, personal attention, and trauma sensitive yoga. It's no coincidence that Yoga District is regularly voted the leading studio in the nation's capital, and that most of its classes are taught by graduates of its training program. As a full time yoga school, small group trainings are led up to eight times a year by a dedicated faculty including Jasmine Chehrazi, contributor to the Harvard Karma Yoga Project teacher training, teacher training faculty at George Washington University, Yoga Alliance Standards Committee Advisory Board Member, Yoga Activist Founder, and Yoga Service Council Advisory Board Member. So take your practice and community involvement to the next level by joining a training. There's a reason why our graduates call the training "transformative."
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